Coming off of their album ‘Fall Into The Dark’, Mac/Glidden’s Politician is a dandy of a song which takes our cells, that make up our bodies, back to that place – that place that we can’t know, but can imagine.
It’s a trip, to be typical.
But it’s true. It’s a 7 minute trip.
The central and main star is the lyrics the duo poses in the song. The protagonist is sincere and domineering – but has a heart of gold dust. The affectionate questions warm you up and wrap the senses to the environment.
Caressing of lyrics and the acoustic guitars are delectable.
The bridge and to the instrumental solos – are a genuine delight, one must listen to.
In that autumn color soaked weather, he began contemplating his plight.
“Where is she. She said she’d travel life with me.”
He was angry.
There was no reply from her, even if he tried so hard. He tried very, very hard.
He was confused. Perplexed. Very much sad.
“I’m not going to lose to you. I hate you. I hate you.”
But he loved her.
His tears told himself so. It was no use.
Andy McCarthy & Grant Swift Glidden make up the duo, and their work is fabulous.
Engagement in a song like ‘Politician’ is a breath of fresh air.
It was release in March of 2017, but always poignant and relevant – in our eyes.
We dig it very much, for sure.
Kudos, Andy/Grant. Kudos.